Hey, what’s up everybody! It’s D-Mac here from Family Home Improvements. I’m back over here in Downey for PART TWO of our texcote exterior paint project. We’re going to start with the wood replacement and see how that’s going. In California, back in the fifties, they did a type of architecture where they put rafter tails that stick out from the roof – But now, we’re having to cut them off.
Why are these rafters a problem? Because when it rains, the water gets stuck in the dues on top, and when the weather gets warmer, that water corrodes the rafters and it ruins your wood much faster.
But thanks to Family Home Improvements, we can get those rafters out of the way and replace them with new, durable wood. As you saw in the previous video, there was a lot of termite damage but we replaced it all. All of the corners of the house are nicely flexed-patched, sanding across the surface of the new wood to give it a smooth texture.
Now that the front of the house is patched, the back house should look just the same! We removed the old wood and replaced it with new wood at a 45 degree angle – that way you can button them up together so the wood doesn’t split. Another advantage to wood replacement is that we can cover all the tiny spots where rain water and moisture can corrode the wood. By blocking those spots off, you don’t have to worry about your wood rotting any time soon.
While we working in the back yard, we noticed that we had time traveled to a pre-historic area known as Jurassic Park! And complete with electrical wiring! So we all have to be very, very careful when finishing the project in this backyard!
Thank you guys so much for watching! Make sure to tune in next time for PART THREE of our texcote exterior paint project, where we’ll be showing the priming and how this house is shaping up exactly to the homeowners’ standards.
See ya next time!
David “D-Mac” Machado
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